Retailers have remembered our demand for comfy and cute during the pandemic by flooding the stores with tons of loungy, matching short sets this summer that are perfect for post-pool, post-beach relaxation. The T-town choices are everywhere, from Target to TJ Maxx. Online options, on Steinmart.com (yep, it’s still alive online) and boutiques such as Red Dress Boutique are even more stylish. Definitely a trend to stock up on!
It’s impossible to smell like a daisy when it’s 100 degrees in the desert.
You try, right? A shower in the morning, you’re feeling good. Then, working out and running errands in your car because it’s so much easier to get your stuff done all at once and then go home!! Before you know it, you’re sitting in a den of hot and sweaty and smelly. So, I was so excited to find these fragranced body sprays at Walgreens, ranging in price from $6.99 to $11.49. (I’m highly partial to the Ariana Grande Moonlight)
I not only spritz it all over before heading into the Tucson oven, but then pop one into my bag for touchups. Just have to say, highly effective!
In these pandemic times, you can always count on the creativity of people in their attempts to make required protective wear for the masses as stylish as possible. So many retailers are selling masks, from embellished to streamlined. Truly, the choices are endless.
In that spirit, I’d like to feature one of my favorite mask vendors on Etsy–HappyStarla. Since March, I have made three different purchases of her cloth masks–adding to her more than 15,000 sales. These masks are gentle on the face and ears and come in camouflage, leopard, polka dot, lace, metallic and bright color versions. They are also machine washable. While not the best choice for high-intensity exercise or humid climates, the HappyStarla masks are a fun choice right now.
When Tucson finally gets a cool store – one that has been in Phoenix for years – you have to embrace it.
That’s exactly the case with at home, the new home decor warehouse that took over the Target behemoth on Broadway. (And thank God? Like we need another vacated store that sits empty in this city!)
It’s definitely worth a visit, or many. Tons of wall posters–and when I say tons, I mean millions. The choices are never-ending! Numerous rows of artificial plants and also some small treasures like these monogram jewelry holders. Furniture, indoor and outdoor, storage, mirrors, and some decorative pieces you may not be able to find at HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx.
If you need a housewarming gift, your gift basket starts here.
Every girl can wear red and green, but why not choose a lush blue velvet dress this holiday season? The color is universally flattering and we have six less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year to wear beautiful holiday dresses, so gotta take advantage! Nordstrom, Dillards and 6pm.com have stunning options right now…
A little fashion lesson from Bachelor in Paradise…
Though I watch this trainwreck of a show each week and then ache for humanity afterward, leave it to Nicole to totally impress with her white lace duster. (BTW: I know that’s Gigi in the picture, but she’s also wearing one) A duster is beautiful, it camouflages the backside and it’s easy to take on and off over jean shorts and a swimsuit. It can also be paired over a slip dress, jeans, a romper, etc.
As luck would have it in T-town, TJ Maxx carries a large selection of lace dusters right now and since it’s 109 degrees with no cool down in sight, it might be a nice purchase for Labor Day weekend!
Tomorrow is National Lipstick Day! You can cash in on this faux holiday at a few places in Tucson:
The Cosmetics Company Store at Tucson Premium Outlets is giving away a free lipstick with the purchase of a lipstick. MAC is giving customers a free lipstick with any $25 purchase. Enjoy your Monday!